Do you feel “stuck”in your International Community?

    Like most international communities, people are very transient. One day you see them and the next  their gone. No, not dead necessarily but perhaps off to the next international destination or maybe back home.  Well, with the transient mood in most places comes complacency and the blindness of the reality of the community … Continue reading Do you feel “stuck”in your International Community?

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Rudi Giuliani’s insensitive comment/”Black Lives Matter is racist!”

  This week, I heard Rudi Giuliani state that the Black Lives Matter movement is racist and emphasized his critique that all lives matter as his radical announcement that black folks are somehow irrelevant. Come on, the Mayor for the largest demographically diverse city? It looks like his panties are in a bit of a bunch! Get over … Continue reading Rudi Giuliani’s insensitive comment/”Black Lives Matter is racist!”

Don’t give up!

The last week of school...ahhhh. What can I say... I made it. I know, I can give you the infamous woe is me speech but I won't. Initially, I doubted my capability to handle the transition, primarily from an emotional perspective since I knew that my son wouldn’t be joining me this year. I tell … Continue reading Don’t give up!

Disadvantages to raising black children abroad

If you read my last post, I highlighted some of the benefits of raising African-American children overseas. In hindsight, I’ve also experienced situations that weren’t so pleasant. They were more like stark splashes of reality that kept my third eye open and aware. This post is about some of the disadvantages to raising African-American children … Continue reading Disadvantages to raising black children abroad

Interview exclusive: The power of the spoken word…

I recently interviewed Murray Shiraz, a spoken word enthusiast in Kampala. I met Murray through a Facebook connect before arriving here due to my interest in developing productive relationships with intellectually motivated individuals who have a direct and positive impact on the empowerment of the Kampala community. Through his culture awareness, youth appreciation and love … Continue reading Interview exclusive: The power of the spoken word…